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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Criminal injury claim

    Criminal injury claim

    Have you been affected by criminal injuries?

    When people sustain injuries, it’s normally because they’ve been involved in an accident or someone has hurt them inadvertently. Generally, people go out of their way to avoid causing harm to others and are extremely apologetic if they do cause an accident.

    However, on some occasions, victims can suffer criminal injuries because someone has attempted to harm them. If someone hurts you intentionally, you should contact the police as soon as possible so that they can be apprehended and charged with the appropriate offence.

    Of course, there are many ways you can get hurt when a crime is committed and you should question how you could sustain criminal injuries if an incident occurs. If someone is fleeing the scene of a crime, for example, they may not be paying attention to the people around them and they could collide with you and cause you to sustain criminal injuries.

    Although they may not have harmed you intentionally, they can still be held responsible for their actions and you could even make a claim for personal injury compensation.

    Getting medical help for your injuries

    The symptoms of criminal injuries can vary so it’s important to get a medical diagnosis before you receive treatment. You may have sustained cuts, sprains, facial injuries or even broken bones, so you’ll want to ensure that you receive the right medical assistance.

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    Whilst accessing medical help and treating criminal injuries should be the first thing you do after an incident, you may want to seek legal help too.

    Obtaining personal injury compensation

    Often, people don’t realise that you could take legal action if you’ve been hurt due to a crime taking place. However, there’s no reason that you should suffer because of someone else’s actions so it’s certainly worth considering claiming for criminal injuries.

    As the long term effects of criminal injuries can be serious, you may be eligible to receive more compensation than you realise. If you’d like to find out exactly how much your claim could be worth, based on the injuries you’ve sustained, you can take our easy 30-second test now.

    Contact Accident Advice Helpline now

    Making a personal injury compensation claim can worry people from time to time and this may be particularly difficult for people who have been the victims of crime. If you’ve suffered criminal injuries and you’re worried about the stress of making a claim, we can help.

    Our personal injury advisors will be able to provide any help you need throughout the claims process and we can handle any paperwork or legal documents. You won’t even have to worry about the cost of making a claim for criminal injuries as we’ll be able to help you on a no-win, no-fee* basis.

    If you want to find out more about making a claim today, just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile.

    Date Published: 12th September 2012

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.